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On Praying for the Dead, Prosphora Baking, and Family Recipes

On Praying for the Dead, Prosphora Baking, and Family Recipes

I spent this past Sunday afternoon cooking. I made my grandmother’s cheese and onion enchiladas (changed around a bit to my own style), my dad’s Spanish rice (a recipe combo from his mother and Tia Pina), and refried beans with chorizo like how Manny’s grandpa made them. I closed the doors coming into my kitchen and told the kids to […]

by · January 24, 2018 · 0 comments · Prayer, Prosphora
Final Thoughts on the Ancient Faith Conference

Final Thoughts on the Ancient Faith Conference

I recently shared some thoughts about the Ancient Faith Writing Conference. Well, there is so much to share that I have two more perspectives for you! My experience as a mother of a writer, and my experience as a writer: A Mother of a Writer My oldest daughter, Scarlett is also a writer. She is going to Lakeland University for […]

3 Perspectives on the Ancient Faith Writing Conference

3 Perspectives on the Ancient Faith Writing Conference

Without a doubt, my experience at the Ancient Faith Writing and Podcasting Conference was blessed and unique. There are so many things to share from the event that I’m having a hard time choosing one! Instead of choosing, I’ll write a few posts. Today I’ll share what the conference and the long trip away from home meant to me from […]

by · June 30, 2017 · 3 comments · Daily Life
An Unexpected Reminder about Love and Sin

An Unexpected Reminder about Love and Sin

God knows what we need better than we do. I was reminded of this truth tonight when my plans unexpectedly changed. I needed to bake prosphora. I was having a rough day; I was upset about things which made me irritable. I didn’t want to bake at home because I wanted to be alone and pray while I baked. To […]

The Nostalgia of Lent

The Nostalgia of Lent

We are at the end of the first week of Great Lent. Every year, the season of Lent can be wildly different. Some easier than others. Some not at all what I expected. This year I see some new dynamics in our family; I see joy and nostalgia. My twenty-year-old, Scarlett, told me this is the most nostalgic time of […]

Byzconsin!

Byzconsin!

Three and a half years have now passed since we moved from the High Desert in sunny California to the farm country of crisp and cold Wisconsin. Time has gone by quickly and life has been interesting–full of surprises, both good and bad. You know how we pray to live in peace and repentance during the Divine Liturgy? Well I […]

Preparing for Christmas with a new Jesse Tree Book

Preparing for Christmas with a new Jesse Tree Book

Today, I ordered this wonderful looking book for our family to use for the upcoming Phillips Fast (a.k.a. Advent). I admit, I have been dreading the fact that the fast is beginning soon (November 15th). I have been avoiding thinking about it; whenever one of the kids brings it up I tell them, “Shush, no need to talk about it […]

Lessons From A Monastery: Becoming a Christian

Lessons From A Monastery: Becoming a Christian

All you who have been Baptized into Christ have put on Christ. Alleluia! The gathering of friends and family around the baptismal font are the happiest moments and most important ones in a Christian’s life. My newborn daughter was recently baptized, chrismated, (confirmed) and given her first communion. Serafina’s godfather flew to Wisconsin from California for the event and we […]

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